Trump’s elephant betrayal ~ Danny Auron – Avaaz


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Months ago, Trump tried to give his son, pictured here with the tail of an elephant he killed, a sick gift — changing the law to let bloodthirsty American hunters murder elephants and bring their heads home as trophies. Under massive public pressure Trump backed down, but now he’s trying to do it again. We have to stop him. Let’s build a massive call that causes another media storm. Sign with one click:

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Dear friends,

Trump just quietly changed the law — AGAIN — to let bloodthirsty American hunters murder elephants in Africa and bring their heads home as trophies!

He tried to do this before — but after massive public pressure, including a 2 million person Avaaz campaign, Trump put this disgusting plan “under review”.

Now, months later, he’s trying to sneak it past us. It’s all a sick gift to people like his son, who notoriously shot and mutilated an elephant.

We can’t let them get away with it. Let’s quickly build another mega-petition and create a media storm that pushes Trump to back down — AGAIN. Sign with one click:

Stop Trump’s disgusting plan & save the elephants!

To President Trump, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and conservation authorities around the world:
Elephants are facing extinction and this is no time to strip them of protection. Trophy hunting drives the slaughter of elephants, increases demand for their body parts, and projects a double standard that makes it harder to tackle ivory poaching. We call on you to do all you can to reverse the US decision to allow the import of elephant trophies, before it is too late.

Stop Trump’s disgusting plan & save the elephants!

Under pressure, Trump himself called this policy a “horror show” just a few months ago. But now with the dust cleared and eyes elsewhere, he wants to reward elephant-killers like Trump Jr, letting anyone join the slaughter and bring home elephant body parts as souvenirs, even as ivory poaching threatens to wipe these amazing creatures out.

Trump officials say they’ll only lift the ban on trophy imports on a “case by case basis” but experts say it’s almost impossible to stop poaching when wealthy Americans are shooting elephants for fun. The only way to save elephants from extinction is to stop killing them, and reduce demand for their body parts.

When Trump tried to do this months ago, the public shut it down. We can do it again. Let’s build a giant call for the US to drop this disgusting plan. Sign now with one click and share with everyone!

Stop Trump’s disgusting plan & save the elephants!

Time and time again, our movement has rallied for elephants. We’ve pushed for ivory bans, funded undercover stings against poachers, and pushed for even greater protections. Now we need to come together for these amazing creatures again.

With hope,

Danny, Bert, Sarah, Spyro, Fatima, Ricken, Emma, and the rest of the Avaaz team

MORE INFORMATION

Trump Administration Makes Elephants Fair Game for Hunters as Trophy Ban is Lifted — Newsweek
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-sparks-outrage-among-wildlife-conservationists-after-quietly-lifting-ban-833749/

Trump Is Allowing Hunters To Import Elephant Trophies Back To The US — Buzzfeed
https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasacks/trump-is-allowing-hunters-to-import-elephant-trophies-back?utm…

Trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe were banned in the U.S. Trump just reversed that. — Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/11/15/trophies-from-elephant-hunts-in-zimbabwe-…
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